Daniel Haynes stars as a black laborer who turns to religion after experiencing a family tragedy.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: August 27, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1929
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Total Count: 10


User Ratings: 895
Vidor's strict adherence to realism is so effective at times it is stark and uncanny. Full Review
Feb 23, 2012
Rating: B+ -- The inventive director King Vidor reeceived a well-deserved Oscar nomination for making MGM's first all-black feature, shot on locations and later dubbed for sound. Full Review
Jul 6, 2011
A most impressive audible film. Full Review
New York Times
Sep 11, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Vidor elicited performances from the group as good as any you might see in a seasoned troupe. Even today, more than half a century later, this film is not dated. Full Review
TV Guide
Mar 25, 2006
Rating: B- -- It's best looked at as an historical curiosity that gives one an idea of the African-Americans beginnings in the Hollywood movie before even the race films. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 4, 2006
Vidor's skill as a picturemaker is enough alone to make Hallelujah one of the best films of the year. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Sep 11, 2019
It is good! And Mr. King Vidor and the M. G. M. Studios are to be commended for their courage in affording BLACK TALENT an opportunity to portray its ability before a misinformed public in HALLELUJAH! Full Review
California Eagle
Sep 30, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

Hallelujah is a cinematic milestone: the first all-black feature from a major studio and famed director King Vidor's first talkie. But the film surpasses its historical significance, telling a story of profound dignity and understanding that it as fresh and moving as the day it premiered.

Featuring a largely unknown cast and infused with spirituals, folk songs, blues and jazz (Irving Berlin provided two songs for the production), Hallelujah follows the fortunes of Zeke (Daniel L. Haynes), a poor cotton farmer. He succumbs to the temptations with Chick (Nina Mae McKinney), a mercenary honky-tonk girl, finds salvation in religion, and falls again when his obsession for Chick overpowers his better self.


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